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What martial art should I learn?

Asked by jaketheripper (2779points) November 19th, 2009

I want to learn one of them, but I don’t know which one to choose.

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PretentiousArtist's avatar

Ju-jitsu is great

syz's avatar

It depends on what you want to get out of it. You should research what the major styles are all about, decide on what appeals to you, and then look for qualified dojos in your area.

I studied Shorinji Kempo

aprilsimnel's avatar

I study goju (or gojo, meaning “hard-soft”). I’m on this kata right now. It’s not easy, but when I get it right, it feels great!

gailcalled's avatar

@aprimsimnel: Just make the noise. That would scare me away.

PooperDood's avatar

Ninjustu, the art of the ninja. I’ve been taking ninjutsu for a while now and I think it is MUCH more interesting then all the other types of martial arts

reacting_acid's avatar

Jui-Jutsu. My friend is in it and she loves it.

davidk's avatar

If you want to learn something that is totally useful, diverse, and more intuitive than most martial arts, I would suggest Krav Maga.

milla101's avatar

Try a bunch, pick the one you like.

joeysefika's avatar

I practice Kokusai Goju Kai Karate, this is fantastic because it is the most traditional form of Karate from Okinawa. There’s heaps to learn and practice. The leader of the style in Australia is Hanshi Tino Ceberano (Recently awarded his 9th Dan) and most of the club leaders have very traditional values, meaning you really need to work to get the grades, the’re not just handed out, and don’t be afraid to be hurt either because it happens alot in Karate, (especially at my club).ōjū_Kai

FishGutsDale's avatar

Muay Thai Kickboxing. It is tough and gets you the fittest. I’ve also done Tae Kwon Do for 6 years, but prefer Muay Thai.

SuperMouse's avatar

Since, it is what my black belt is in, I must reccomend Hapkido. If I was to study a different martial art it would be Aikido, Capoeira or Krav Maga. Aikido and Capoeira are both beautiful and powerful styles. Krav Maga is just nasty sh!t and would be a kick in the shorts to learn.

PooperDood's avatar

I repeat: NINJUTSU

jaketheripper's avatar

Thanks guys, Since asking this question, I surveyed my options and locally there is almost nothing but Karate instructors for kids (Seinfeld anyone?) but 40 minutes away there is a highly rated martial arts center that does jiu jitsu. I think that’s my best option.

jf9434's avatar

I am all for Shaolin-Do karate, but I am a bit biased. I believe that if you want higher kicks, do Taekwon-Do. Judo for ground fighting. Shaolin-Do for being awesome. cough If you don’t want to go all out right now, try simple Tai-chi or kickboxing, though these are parts of most forms of karate and kung fu.

christos99's avatar

Style?!?!?!?!? Two Words: Chuck Norris

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